Making Progress ( I think!)

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by nobuckle posted 11-06-2010 05:14 PM 846 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was up before dawn this morning. 5:30 AM EST is too early in the morning to wake up with an unfinished project on your mind. You’ve probably been there too. Anyway, I got out to the shop about 7:30 or so and decided to finish attaching my left-hand table saw extension to the right side of the saw. The cast iron extension did not have any mounting holes drilled into on the left side so I had to take some time to lay them out and drill them. I wasn’t able to use my drill press so I had to carefully drill them by hand. Once the holes were in I positioned the saw so that I could mount the extension. Woohoo! The holes lined up and I was able to successfully mount the extension. Once I mounted the extension I moved on to inspecting the piece of material that will become the router table top. What’s nice about the material is that it is already laminated with high pressure laminate. I think that I will remove laminate that is on the edges, this way I won’t chip the laminate as I cut it to length. Next thing to do is to create the rabbet (rebate) in the top side so that the 1/8” aluminum angle will recess flush with the top surface of the material. Well, gotta’ go to it again. Take care.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

2 comments so far

View ellen35's profile


2738 posts in 3432 days

#1 posted 11-06-2010 10:02 PM

I am still laughing at your first sentence!!! I once got up at 3:30 because I couldn’t sleep until I fixed a mistake on a project!!! Took till 6:30 and then I slept!!
Glad to know there are others like me!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

View nobuckle's profile


1120 posts in 2761 days

#2 posted 11-07-2010 01:30 AM

I know what you mean. Mistakes drive me nuts. And no matter how well you repair the mistake it’s always the first thing you tell people when they say “that looks really nice”. Peoplel tell me “it doesn’t have to be perfect”. You know what I say to that don’t you.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics